Redemption Through the Blood of Christ

Hebrews 9

11 But Christ came as High Priest of q the good things 1 to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not r with the blood of goats and calves, but s with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place t once for all, u having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if v the blood of bulls and goats and w the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, 2 sanctifies for the 3 purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without 4 spot to God, x cleanse your conscience from y dead works z to serve the living God?

15 And for this reason a He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that b those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. 16 For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For c a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. 18 d Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood. 19 For when Moses had spoken every 5 precept to all the people according to the law, e he took the blood of calves and goats, f with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, g "This is the h blood of the covenant which God has commanded you." 6 21 Then likewise i he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And according to the law almost all things are 7 purified with blood, and j without shedding of blood there is no 8 remission.

23 Therefore it was necessary that k the copies of the things in the heavens should be 9 purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For l Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are 10 copies of m the true, but into heaven itself, now n to appear in the presence of God for us; 25 not that He should offer Himself often, as o the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another - 26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 p And as it is appointed for men to die once, q but after this the judgment, 28 so r Christ was s offered once to bear the sins t of many. To those who u eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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